Krystal's Reviews > Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

Flu by Gina Kolata
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May 26, 2012

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bookshelves: history, medicine
Read from May 22 to 27, 2012

I added this to my to-read list because I love books that combine my love of history and medicine. I've always found the 'flu of 1918 particularly fascinating because it was so devastating yet simultaneously underrepresented in most history books. Kolata touches on this and includes not just the history of the flu and the later research into the flu but also details some of the major pandemics of human history. The style is a little too "newspaper-y" for my taste but it was still an interesting read and I learned a lot.

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